RATZER, BERNARD ( fl. 1756-1777) Plan‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌City‌ ‌of‌ ‌New‌ ‌York‌ ‌in‌ ‌North‌ ‌America,‌ ‌surveyed‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌years‌ ‌1766‌ ‌&‌ ‌1767.‌

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RATZER, BERNARD ( fl. 1756-1777)

Plan‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌City‌ ‌of‌ ‌New‌ ‌York‌ ‌in‌ ‌North‌ ‌America,‌ ‌surveyed‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌years‌ ‌1766‌ ‌&‌ ‌1767.‌ ‌

Second‌ ‌State‌ ‌(imprint‌ ‌of‌ ‌Faden‌ ‌&‌ ‌Jeffreys‌ ‌above‌ ‌the‌ ‌view)‌ ‌

London:‌ ‌Faden‌ ‌&‌ ‌Jeffreys,‌ ‌1776‌ ‌

Engraved‌ ‌folding‌ ‌map‌ ‌dissected‌ ‌into‌ ‌sixteen‌ ‌panels‌ ‌each‌ ‌12‌ ‌x‌ ‌9‌ ‌inches,‌ ‌total‌ ‌dimensions‌ ‌48‌ ‌5/8‌ ‌

x‌ ‌35‌ ‌3/4‌ ‌inches,‌ ‌backed‌ ‌on‌ ‌linen,‌ ‌with‌ ‌board‌ ‌covers.‌ ‌ ‌

$290,000‌ ‌

 

When revolution came to North America, the British needed superior maps of the seats of war. None were better than Ratzer’s masterpiece of engineering, rococo design and topographical detail.  The most important map of New York published in the 18th century.

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